Perhaps Mr. Yehoshua is positioning himself for a Nobel Prize? He is a self proclaimed atheist, (no problem, there are plenty of good moral atheists around) and worships himself and his literary career instead of God. For him, to win the Nobel would be as if he were given life everlasting.Why can't Israelis love and value the goodness of their country without having to resort to Diaspora bashing? This probably comes from a certain envy and from a desire to stem the flow of yerida. By the way, the so called phony American smile" is really an openess, friendliness and respect for one another. Is it better for people not to smile at one another, to be rude, to shout, and to be envious?
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from the article: Alienated Jews